June 5, 2023

The ad-hoc staff of the National Population Commission, NPC, numbering over 300, protested on Wednesday in Kano due to non-payment of their 18 days’ training allowances which were due in February 2023.

The staff were those recruited for the 2023 census.

The spokesman of ad-hoc staff in the state, Aliyu Rulwanu, accused the commission of selective payment which was contrary to the term of their agreement.

According to him, the unpaid ad-hoc staff had written several letters, reminding them of their allowances which were overdue and demanding urgent payment, but the commission kept mute as there were no words of encouragement.

He said they have no option but to embark on peaceful protest, demanding their money.

The Kano Public Relations Officer of the National Population Commission, Hajia Jamila Abdulkadir Sulaiman, said the ad-hoc staff did not fill their forms correctly, resulting in a delay in the payment of their allowances as the commission is in the process of rectifying the errors.

She advised all ad-hoc staff who had not been paid to be patient as their allowances would be paid as soon as the commission is through with the correction

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